AIC engages with community members through a number of interactive programs including:


DC Center OpeningThe AIC Centers

The AIC Centers are inclusive spaces for Muslims of all ethnicities, sects and practice, so long as they support AIC’s mission of pluralism, nonviolence and interfaith dialogue. The Centers serve as community spaces, hosting film festivals, author presentations and round-table discussions. The Centers also work to educate surrounding communities on the issues and perspectives that are important to the Muslim community and to all Americans.


Essay and Film ContestsI have a Dream Poster

AIC hosts two contests for youth in the U.S. and the Middle East: the Dream Deferred Essay Contest on civil rights in the Middle East and the Eye to Heart Film Contest for aspiring filmmakers to explore positive human values and advance social change.



John and Paul at GalaInterfaith Councils

AIC’s Interfaith Councils provide a venue for the American Muslim community to come together to express and to celebrate community’s cultural richness through events, forums for dialogue on issues and establishes relationships through community multicultural events and round table discussions. AIC provides and alternative community setting to meet, interact and share.


AIC’s Executive Director Speaks at “Counter Radicalisation Programme” in Brussels, Belgium

December 4, 2015 Zainab Al-Suwaij talks about the impact of 9/11 and the “haunting” presence of Islamic extremism in both the West and the Islamic World at a briefing organized […]

AIC’s Executive Director speaks with NPR Berlin and America Abroad on Countering Violent Extremism

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij spoke at a live town hall event in Philadelphia with Jacki Lyden and NPR’s Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley from Berlin. America Abroad Media and NPR Berlin […]

AIC’s Executive Director speaks on Public Radio International about Radical Recruiters

AIC’s Executive Director Zainab Al-Suwaij spoke with Joyce Hackel of Public Radio International concerning the Counter Violent Extremism Summit held by the White House. Zainab spoke about methods by recruiters […]

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